The Value of Listening

Often when a friend or loved one has a problem about something or has an issue to talk about, we feel as though we need to fix it and find a solution. It is a natural reaction I suppose – we are usually inclined to want to help make things better for those we care … Continue reading The Value of Listening

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Accepting an apology you never got

"Say you're sorry!"  I hear myself telling a student in the school yard at recess after they have been mean to a peer. "Sorry." he utters with a voice emitting remorse. "It's ok." the other boy says with a smile that screams my feelings have been validated! Just like that, the two children scamper off and … Continue reading Accepting an apology you never got

Words To L.I.V By

After many years of people'ing', relationship analytics and personal experience, it is my opinion that our most significant relationships require the following 3 criteria to thrive, survive and run smoothly.  Your partner should make you: Feel Loved Feel Important Feel Validated Let me explain... LOVED We need love.  We all need to feel loved.  There is no rule … Continue reading Words To L.I.V By

Setting The Tone

It’s all in the way you say it. Texting someone has more often than not become the more popular choice when it comes to reaching out to someone. Although texting is very quick and convenient, often times, when communicating this way, there can be miscommunication due to the inability to detect the tone of the message. Setting … Continue reading Setting The Tone